You have certain rights in relation to your data, including the right to object to processing based on legitimate interests, profiling (including the use of custom and lookalike/similar audiences), and direct marketing. At any time, you can exercise your rights by emailing us at [email protected]. For further details about our processing and your rights, please see below.
About our site
What data we collect, and how we use it
Transferring your data
Storing your data
Changes to this notice
About our site
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What data we collect and how we use it
Subscribing to our newsletters, guides, and deals:
You can subscribe to our newsletters, guides, and deals (“Emails”) by completing and submitting the webform on our site. The webform will ask you for your email address.
If you subscribe, we will send you an email with a link, asking you to confirm your email address and subscription. If you click on the link, we will send our Emails to you periodically. At any time, you can unsubscribe from our Emails.
If you wish to post any comments on our site, you will need to provide your name and email address. If we approve your comment, it will be posted on our site with the name you provide. Your email address will not be published and is requested only to help us prevent spam.
We will receive information about you (e.g. your name and email address) if you contact us through our site, or by email or post.
If you contact us, we will use your information to handle your inquiry and correspond with you.
Creating custom and lookalike/similar audiences:
We may work with Facebook and other platforms (“Platforms”) to reach out to you with adverts. We also like to use Platforms to reach out to other people who might like to use our sites and service.
We do this in two ways. In both cases, your data, along with other data, is used to create a custom audience and/or a lookalike/similar audience. Whenever an audience is shared with a Platform, the data is first hashed and pseudonymous, meaning that any data within the audience that could identify a person is replaced with an artificial identifier. So, the process is secure. Also, we don’t share more data than we need to for the purpose of creating the audience.
Custom audience: A custom audience is a list of existing users of our sites and service (“Existing Users”). From time to time, we share this with Platforms. As explained above, the data is first hashed and pseudonymous. The Platform uses this audience to show our Existing Users our adverts.
Lookalike/similar audience – A lookalike/similar audience is an audience created by the Platform. From time to time, we share with Platforms a list of Existing Users. The Platform uses this list to find and create lookalikes – i.e. other Platform users who have similar characteristics to the Existing Users – to which it shows our adverts. Again, as explained above, the data is first hashed and pseudonymous.
As we explain below, at any time, you may object to such activity by emailing us at [email protected].
Understanding and improving website conversions
We work with a Stat Counter to capture and store Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Every computer or device has an IP address – a unique number – which enables it to communicate with other computers and devices over the Internet. We store IP addresses in order to understand which countries our website conversions come from. We then use this data to optimize our campaigns, in order to improve our conversion rates.
Receiving data from our partners :
From time to time, our partners (i.e. website builders) may share data with us. In most cases, they do this anonymously (i.e. they don’t provide us with any personal data). If you visit Shopify’s site from our site, and subsequently open a Shopify account, they will tell us the name of your online store. We don’t use this information for any purpose, except to record the number of visitors from our site who have opened a Shopify account.
Working with suppliers:
We work with a number of suppliers, who process data on our behalf. These include cloud storage providers, email service providers, and cloud telephony providers. We have appropriate contracts in place with such suppliers to ensure the protection and confidentiality of data.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. At the bottom of this policy, we have included a table, setting out what cookies we use, and the purposes for which we use them.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them,
visit : www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit : http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Transferring your data
We may transfer your data to countries outside the European Economic Area (the “EEA”).
Some of those countries have a European Commission adequacy decision, which means they are considered to offer an adequate level of data protection.
Other countries do not have the same level of legal protection as countries in the EEA, or with an adequacy decision. If we do transfer your data in this way, we will take steps to ensure that it is protected to the same levels that apply in the EEA. This may include, for example, ensuring that the organization receiving the data is registered with the EU-US Privacy Shield (in the case of transfers to the USA), or that we use the EU’s model contract clauses.
Storing your data
We have a data retention policy, which clearly sets out how long we keep data for, and for what reasons.
We will keep your data only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose/s for which it was collected in the first place, i.e. as set out in this notice.
This notice sets out (above) how we use your data. Under the GDPR, controllers must have a valid lawful basis for each processing activity that they undertake. This section sets out our lawful basis for each activity.
|Lawful basis under the GDPR
|Sending our Emails to you
|Posting comments on our site
|Handling inquiries received from you
|Creating custom and lookalike/similar audiences
|Receiving data from our partners
Under the GDPR, you have a number of rights, which are explained below.
Right of access – You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Right of rectification – If personal information that we hold about you is not accurate or is out of date and requires amendment or correction you have a right to have the data rectified or completed.
Right of erasure – In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that personal information we hold about you is erased (e.g. if the information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed).
Right to object to or restrict processing – In certain circumstances, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal information. For example, if we are processing your information on the basis of our legitimate interests, and there are no compelling legitimate grounds for our processing that override your rights and interests.
Right of data portability – In certain instances, you have a right to receive any personal information that we hold about you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.
Right to withdraw consent – In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time.
Exercising your rights
If you wish to exercise any of your rights under the GDPR, please email us at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can write to us at the address set out above or inform us if you speak with us on the phone.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, or any questions relating to data protection or privacy, you can contact us at [email protected].
Alternatively, you can write to us at the address set out above.
Changes to this notice
From time to time, we may update this notice.
When you visit any of our partners’ sites from our site (e.g. by clicking on a link), the partner will place a cookie on your computer/device. They do this so that both they and we know the number of visitors from our site who hire our services (if they choose to do so), as explained here.
|Universal Analytics (Google)
|These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to make improvements. The cookies collect information in an
|anonymous form, including where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
To opt-out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
|Adwords Retargeting (Google)
|These cookies are used to adjust the targeting of our paid search and display advertising to show ads to users who have previously been to our sites and/or engaged with our page such as completing a form. They contain no personal information.
|Adwords Conversion Tracking
|These cookies measure when a user has completed an action on site such as completing a form. They contain no personal information.
|These cookies measure ad conversions, optimise and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. To opt-out: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/